MEND funding success for North Museums

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A total of 11 museums in the North region have been successful in receiving funding totalling over £8.5 million from the latest round of Arts Council England’s Museum Estate and Development Fund.

Topping list is the Discovery Museum in Newcastle, which has received just over £3m for repair and refurbishment works.

The fourth round of Mend funding, worth £23.8m, was announced in February with a deadline of 18 April 2024 for expressions of interest.

The full North recipients are:

  • Discovery Museum, Newcastle, Repair & Refurbishment Works: £3,079,042
  • Bramall Hall, Stockport, Roof Restoration: £1,674,877
  • Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre Roof Project: £589,545
  • Millennium Gallery, Sheffield: £577,858
  • Jarrow Hall, Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, South Tyneside: £513,890
  • Killhope Museum, Bishop Auckland, Industrial Heritage Rescue: £498,280
  • Heugh Battery Museum, Hartlepool, Essential Repairs: £497,534
  • Kiplin Hall, North Yorkshire, Emergency Roofing Repairs: £411,065
  • Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum, Widnes, Urgent Infrastructure Improvements – Roof and Rendering: £312,499
  • Gallery Oldham Resilience Refresh: £287,375
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Cut Bridge: £251,058.